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Coming at the Center for Brooklyn History: Building the Brooklyn Bridge

The Center for Brooklyn History (formerly the Brooklyn Historical Society) is presenting free, virtual programs about topics of historical interest. On Wednesday, September 1, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Jeffrey I. Richman, author of Building the Brooklyn Bridge 1869-1883 will present “a visual feast of 19th century photographs, illustrations, engineering drawings, and stereographs that bring […]

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Brooklyn Bridge to Have New Dedicated Bike Lane

The New York Times reports that Mayor de Blasio has said, as part of his State of the City address today, that he wants to convert the inner (left hand) lane on the Manhattan bound side of the Brooklyn Bridge into a dedicated eight foot wide bike path, separated from auto traffic by a barrier. […]

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Work Has Begun on Emily Roebling Plaza, Final Portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Work began this month on the last portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the space beneath the Brooklyn Bridge that has for some time been a vacant lot, occasionally used for events like Photoville (this year Photoville was presented in various locations throughout the Park). The lot was previously occupied by the City’s Purchase Building , […]

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A New Brooklyn Bridge?

Scene: You, deciding to take a scenic, leisurely stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge. You, impeded by selfie-taking tourists. You, side-swiped by Tour-de-France-in-training cyclists. (I kid! I kid! Kind of.) Who among us has not grimly wished that SOMEBODY please do SOMETHING about the non-vehicular traffic on the Bridge? Fret not, neighbors: Our City Council has […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

The Brooklyn Historical Society is continuing to provide public programs on line. This coming Friday, June 19 at 12:30 p.m. BHS will present the latest in its “Bite-Size History” programs — they supply the history; you supply the bites. This one will look at Muslim history in Brooklyn through the lens of a notable land […]

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New York’s Finest Save A Life

Many of us were startled on Friday afternoon by the prolonged noise of low-flying helicopters, and I learned this morning on NY1 that the cause of the surveillance was a man threatening to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. Though NY1 hasn’t put the story or any footage online, the New York Post reports that the […]

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March in Solidarity Against Anti-Semitism Sunday

If, like me, you’ve been horrified by the recent rash of anti-Semitic violence in Brooklyn, Rockland County, the U.S., and the world, you may wish to join the march to be held this Sunday, January 5 sponsored by the UJA Federation – New York, to which “New Yorkers of every background” are invited. The march […]

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How to View the 4th of July Fireworks (or Avoid the Crowds)

Brace yourselves neighbors, this year the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks return to Brooklyn Heights. The Grucci Family pyrotechnic spectacular is set to launch from the Brooklyn Bridge and four barges in the East River between Piers 1 and 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The premium viewing locations are The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park […]

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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Return to Brooklyn Side

The New York Post reports that this year’s Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will return to the Brooklyn Bridge, where tens of thousands of pyrotechnic shells will be launched, as well as from four barges along Pier 17 in the Seaport District, company officials announced Thursday. It adds that July’s fete will feature more than […]

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Pedestrian Traffic Jam on Brooklyn Bridge Saturday

As reported by Kaitlin Menza in House Beautiful, yesterday (Saturday, December 29) the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway (shown on an uncrowded day in the photo, by your correspondent) became extremely crowded, mostly with tourists here for the holidays and out to enjoy some relatively good winter weather. Yes, you bike enthusiasts, I know it’s a […]

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